Limbo of the Lost is a 2D point-and-click adventure game. It consists of an animated 2D character moving over a 2D background.
Most, if not all of these backgrounds appear to have been taken from other commercial games. It is a misapprehension by some that LotL contains realtime 3D art and that the plagiarism in question could be explained in the same way that the Stalker plagiarism scandal was resolved. This is not the case. All of the background in LotL are static images. Thus, all that the artist needed to do to create them from another game's assets was to play the game and take a screenshot, then manipulate that screenshot in Photoshop as necessary.
Some backgrounds contain assets from more than one game. The screenshots below are listed by the game from which the original art appears to have been taken. If a screenshot contains art from more than one source, it is noted.
- 1 Diablo II
- 2 Enclave
- 3 The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
- 4 The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
- 5 Return to Castle Wolfenstein
- 6 Thief: Deadly Shadows (a.k.a. Thief III)
- 7 Unreal Tournament 2003/2004
- 8 Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines
- 9 Weta Collectibles
- 10 Licensable Assets
- 11 Unconfirmed/Disputed
- 12 Painkiller Multiplayer
Many backgrounds in LotL contain small images that have been pasted on in an image editing program to make the screenshots look more macabre.
|Limbo of the Lost||Enclave||Notes|
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
|Limbo of the Lost||Morrowind||Notes|
|This background contains elements from the Orcish Armor set in Morrowind, plus a recoloured glass staff, a recolored daedric shortsword and a Nordic battle axe.|
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Awaiting comparison shots
Return to Castle Wolfenstein
|Limbo of the Lost||Return to Castle Wolfenstein||Notes|
Thief: Deadly Shadows (a.k.a. Thief III)
|Limbo of the Lost||Thief III||Notes|
Awaiting comparison images
Unreal Tournament 2003/2004
Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines
|Limbo of the Lost||Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines||Notes|
|This is where you first enter the Plaguebearer sewer map.|
Awaiting comparison shots
|Limbo of the Lost||Weta Collectible||Notes|
|This background contains an image of the Weta Collectible Ringwraith bust from Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings movies.|
|Limbo of the Lost||DAZ Productions||Notes|
|This background is comprised almost entirely of a single licensable asset from DAZ Productions|
|This background image uses another licensable asset from DAZ Productions: a Steampunk robot, which is also used in one of the cutscenes for the game.|
These images are suspected to originate from UT2k4. Map name unknown.
These images are suspected to originate from UT2k4. They use assets from ONS-Urban but in a configuration not visible in the map.
The following images are all taken from the bonus DVD or the game itself and are awaiting research into their origins. For anyone looking for additional images, this thread at RPG.net has zillions.
Edit: Some of these feel like Knights of the Temple, further investigation needed.
|Limbo of the Lost||Painkiller||Notes|